University of the West of Scotland


About us

With exciting undergraduate degrees across a range of subject areas, the innovative learning environments and industry-accredited programmes at UWS will ensure your hard work adds up to a successful and fulfilling career. 

Why not visit us at our upcoming open days to experience what UWS is really like? Register now at 


  • Lanarkshire Campus - Saturday 8th June, 11am - 2pm
  • Dumfries Campus - Wednesday 12th June, 4 - 7pm
  • Paisley Campus - Saturday 15th June, 11am - 2pm
  • Ayr Campus - Wednesday 19th June, 4 - 7pm


  • Ayr Campus - Saturday 7th September, 11am - 2pm
  • Dumfries Campus - Wednesday 18th September, 4 - 7pm
  • Lanarkshire Campus - Saturday 5th October, 11am - 2pm
  • Paisley Campus - Saturday 26th October, 11am - 2pm


Why UWS? Hear from our current students

Current students tell us why they are loving #LifeAtUWS. Interested in joining them? Apply at

What makes us different

Boasting buzzing social scenes, award-winning Students’ Unions, sports clubs, societies, and a vibrant international student community, UWS  offers four campuses in the West of Scotland and  one campus in London. So, whether it’s bagging that dream job or broadening your horizons, whatever success means to you, we’ll help you achieve it. 

We put students first. That means investment in facilities, access to the latest technology, and flexible teaching delivered by academics at the forefront of their profession. 

The state-of-the-art equipment and facilities across our campuses allow you to put your knowledge into practice in real-world settings. You’ll benefit from gaining experience and hands-on skills even from the early stages of your studies.

Plus, the latest technologies in artificial intelligence and virtual reality help bring your learning to life in innovative ways. 


UWS is very student-orientated and accepting of all students, no matter their background. And that’s something that really stood out to me. It’s such a good feeling to feel welcomed somewhere.

Alesha McGlone
UWS BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science student

Course locations

Main Site

Paisley Campus, High Street, Paisley, PA1 2BE

Dumfries Campus

Dudgeon House, Dumfries, DG1 4ZN

New College Lanarkshire

Town Centre, Cumbernauld, G67 1HU

Dumfries and Galloway College

Bankend Road, Dumfries, DG1 4FD

Lanarkshire Campus

UWS, Eco Campus, Stephenson Place, Hamilton International Technology Park, Hamilton, G72 0LH

Ayr Campus

University Avenue, Ayr, KA8 0SX

London Campus

Level 7, Republic - The Import Building, 2 Clove Crescent, Poplar, E14 2BE

Ayrshire College

Dam Park, Ayr, KA8 0EU

South Lanarkshire College

College Way, East Kilbride, G75 0NE

Paisley Campus

High Street, Paisley, PA1 2BE